Bulgarian long stay VISA type D

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Long-stay VISA “D” is issued to a foreigner who wants to establish for long-term or permanently in Bulgaria.


Long-stay visa  gives right to multiple entries in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria within the period of its validity. Long-stay visa is canceled under authorization stay by the authorities for administrative control of foreigners.

Length of stay

Long-stay visa is valid up to 6 months and and gives right to stay up to 180 days. The VISA is issued to a foreigner who wants to establish for  long-term or permanently in Bulgaria.

Long-stay VISA D which is valid up to one year and gives right to stay up to 360 days may be issued to foreigners who are doing a scientific research or students in training programs for up to one academic year, graduate students or trainees, expatriates employed by a foreign employer to perform specific tasks related to the control and coordination ofperformance of a contract for travel services as well as expatriates seconded by a foreign employer for investment certified bythe Law on Investment Promotion.

Other requirements

To obtain a permit for permanent residence individuals should have provided with accommodation, mandatory health insurance, and provide sufficient means of subsistence, without recourse to the social assistanceamount not less than the minimum wage or the minimum pension under the laws of the Republic of Bulgaria for the period of residence.

Criminal record certificate

Upon initial application for a residence permit persons age of 18, with the exception of stateless persons are required to submit a criminal record certificate issued by the country of citizenship, or the state of their habitual residence.

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